My 2003 ER5 was bought 10 months old and was the shop's demonstrator.
I don't use it in the winter when the salt is down.
It still has the original exhaust which is perfect, also the original battery which gets the occasional trickle charge on the optimate through the winter.
I have done 25,000 miles so far completely without incident. Serviced every year at BAZ Bikes Treorchy.
I have 5 other bikes all on the road, but they are between 32 and 40 years old so I still think of the ER5 as my 'new' bike.
The original chain and sprockets were changed last autumn at 25,000 miles after a trip through Belgium and France.
The bike still rides like a new machine, is smooth, responsive and frugal on petrol.
Has anyone else had this sort of longevity on exhaust, battery and sprockets?